2024 Wimbledon Day Three Schedule and Preview - Wednesday 3 July featuring Raducanu, Alcaraz, Sinner-Berrettini and Gauff

Wednesday, 03 July 2024 at 12:39
The schedule and Order of Play has been confirmed for Wednesday July 3 as the third day of action at 2024 Wimbledon gets underway with second round action the name of the game.
The Order of Play is now complete and has been updated accordingly. Initially only the Show Courts had their matches confirmed due to ongoing rain delays on Tuesday 2 July. Our preview looks ahead to the leading ties on Day Three at SW19.

Show Court placing raises debate

When the initial schedule was confirmed, many quipped whether it was the wrong way round with it being switched from Round One which saw Carlos Alcaraz and Emma Raducanu both on the Centre Court.
But instead both will be demoted to Court No.1 for Wednesday's action. Daniil Medvedev who was superb in his opener will kick proceedings off at around 13:30 local time on Wednesday when he faces Frenchman, Alexandre Muller for a spot in the third round. But the main entertainment comes later in the day with Naomi Osaka returning to Centre Court.
A box never ticked by the former World No.1 in winning Wimbledon, she has firmly been heading back to her best month after month. While not fully there yet, Osaka continues to gain the wins and next up is Emma Navarro who reached a final only last week on grass in Bad Homburg losing out to Diana Shnaider.
Navarro has been a real under the radar success story over the past 18 months. But Osaka will hope to return to the big stage with a bang against a player looking to make further strides herself. A real refreshing match-up. As is the next one which headlines proceedings.
The past of Italian tennis and the current of Italian tennis collide on Day Three.
The past of Italian tennis and the current of Italian tennis collide on Day Three.
Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini will do battle on Wednesday afternoon. Italy's greatest duo of recent years and also a real reversal of roles. Berrettini two years ago was seen as a likely Wimbledon champion. His game on grass is nothing short of sublime and he has shown in reaching the final previously. But since then Sinner has ascended to the top of Italian tennis and also men's tennis.
He has become World No.1, a Grand Slam champion and also is one of the favourites to take the title this fortnight. Can the superb grass court game of Berrettini trouble Sinner?
While out on Court One, it is Coco Gauff who begins the day. She faces off against Anca Todoni who saw off Olga Danilovic in the first round, one of the main stories of Roland Garros. But it is a typical Gauff matchup.
In that she is playing in the first slot and likely will be done by the time the first Centre Court game starts. She usually goes about her business during the opening ties and given her draw has massively opened up, it will be no shock to see that continue into Wednesday.
Before the two leading lights of the session on Court No.1 will continue their campaigns. Carlos Alcaraz struggled at times with the unknown factor of Mark Lajal. But Aleksandar Vukic while not that well known is more of a known quantity. The favourite to defend his title, he is second up.
Before Emma Raducanu takes to the court again. Perhaps a strange placing given that the Brit is facing Elise Mertens in her next match. An infinitely better player than Renata Zarazua on paper so more of a tricky test.
But also in this case, it is kudos in the view of some that Wimbledon haven't just stuck to type. Instead of deciding to keep the same players continually on the main courts, they have changed it up slightly and alternated. Albeit some had the gripe that they said they would do the same when it comes to WTA v ATP matches and two v one of each and it is still two ATP matches for the second day in a row.
So still not without flaws going into the third day of action but still an entertaining day awaits nonetheless especially with the addition of delayed matches.

Schedule - Wimbledon Day Three

Centre Court (from 1.30pm)
  • Alexandre Muller vs Daniil Medvedev (5)
  • Naomi Osaka vs Emma Navarro (19)
  • Jannik Sinner (1) vs Matteo Berrettini
Court One (from 1pm)
  • Anca Todoni vs Coco Gauff (2)
  • Carlos Alcaraz (3) vs Aleksandar Vukic
  • Emma Raducanu vs Elise Mertens
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Casper Ruud (NOR) [8] 1
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) [7] vs Greet Minnen (BEL) 2
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Gael Monfils (FRA) 3
Yafan Wang (CHN) vs Madison Keys (USA) [12] 4
Sonay Kartal (GBR) vs Clara Burel (FRA) 1
Tommy Paul (USA) [12] vs Otto Virtanen (FIN) 2
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [10] vs Juncheng Shang (CHN) 3
Daria Kasatkina [14] vs Yuriko Lily Miyazaki (GBR) 4
Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) vs Ugo Humbert (FRA) [16] 1
Arantxa Rus (NED) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE) [9] 2
Lloyd Harris (RSA) vs Ben Shelton (USA) [14] 3
Marta Kostyuk (UKR) [18] vs Daria Saville (AUS) 4
Borna Coric (CRO) vs Frances Tiafoe (USA) [29] 1
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) vs Linda Noskova (CZE) [26] 2
Lin Zhu (CHN) vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [25] 3
Harriet Dart (GBR) / Maia Lumsden (GBR) vs Sara Errani (ITA) / Jasmine Paolini (ITA) [5] 4
Court 4 - 11:00 START
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) vs Jule Niemeier (GER) 1
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 2
Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Andres Molteni (ARG) [11] vs Petros Tsitsipas (GRE) / Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 3
Federico Coria (ARG) / Mariano Navone (ARG) vs Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Nikola Mektic (CRO) [7] 4
Court 5 - 11:00 START
Pedro Martinez (ESP) / Jaume Munar (ESP) vs Dusan Lajovic (SRB) / Sumit Nagal (IND) 1
Camilla Rosatello (ITA) / Liudmila Samsonova vs Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) / Ingrid Neel (EST) [16] 2
Mirra Andreeva / Anastasia Potapova vs Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) / Erin Routliffe (NZL) [2] 3
Hailey Baptiste (USA) / Alycia Parks (USA) vs Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) / Fang-Hsien Wu (TPE) 4
Court 6 - 11:00 START
Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Andrea Vavassori (ITA) [5] vs Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / Henry Patten (GBR) 1
Nicolas Barrientos (COL) / Francisco Cabral (POR) vs Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Austin Krajicek (USA) [10] 2
Anna Blinkova / Mayar Sherif (EGY) vs Eri Hozumi (JPN) / Moyuka Uchijima (JPN) 3
Asia Muhammad (USA) / Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) [15] vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) / Martina Trevisan (ITA) 4

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